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XOIIO's avatar

So, how bad of a concussion was this?

Asked by XOIIO (16242 points ) 2 months ago

Alright so a long time ago, I got a concussion from some youth group sledding thing, I was at the front of some snake thing, the kid at the back of it swung around, bam I got a boot to the head (and apparently a footprint of it).

The next thing I remember (I guess, I have a bad memory for stuff that happened a long time ago anyways, at least if it wasn’t very significant) is “waking up” in someones car waiting for my mother/an ambulance, not sure.

I say “waking up” because I apparently walked up the hill, talked with someone and got them to call, and then I got in the car, then I guess I just snapped back into record mode or something lol.

I was wondering since I never really asked, how bad is that sort of concussion considered to be? I did get a CT scan, but with the smaller machine that rolls around on wheels.

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Coloma's avatar

Well..you’re not dead. Your brain didn’t swell up and compress your brain stem and cease your life functions. lol
I’d say it’s a win, even if you remain a bit brain damaged.

XOIIO's avatar

@Coloma So I may be dain bamaged?

Coloma's avatar

“bamaged”....well… haha
Doubtfully, you just got knocked out for a few minutes. Unless you went without oxygen for 5 minutes or longer you’re probably just fine.

pleiades's avatar

@XOIIO Are you showing symptoms of CTE? If not I think you’re ok ;)

XOIIO's avatar

@pleiades Not that I can think of lol.

This was years ago anyways.

Of course, maybe I’m still unconscious, and this is all a dream, or I did die and this is purgatory.

hearkat's avatar

Have you had any subsequent imaging for any reason?
Are you having any symptoms? Memory loss could be related to it.
The boot hit you in the forehead?

XOIIO's avatar

Side of the heat, but close-ish to the forehead, no subsequent imaging done, and I just don’t pay attention to stuff that I don’t care about much or that wasn’t interesting, I don’t remember a whole lot of stuff before grade 8 or so because it was all so insignificant, and the concussion was before that.

XOIIO's avatar

Side of the head*

I’ve been up way too long lol.

hearkat's avatar

I didn’t realize you were that young when it happened. I would think your parents or teachers might have expressed concern if your abilities or behaviors changed noticeably; so chances are that your concussion was minor. Also, neural plasticity is still much greater in pre-adolescence, so any damage that may have occurred was likely circumvented in short order.

XOIIO's avatar

Yeah it was back when my mother still forced me to go to church, so quite a long time ago :P

Finally I just said “fuck it this is all bullshit, go if you want but I’m not wasting my time”

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